The Williams Lake Rowdies claimed their third consecutive Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League Icebreaker Tournament title on the weekend, knocking off the Lakers in the final.
A defensive affair from start to finish, the Rowdies bats came to life during the late innings to secure a 6-3 victory in the tournament’s ‘A’ division final.
The Lakers, meanwhile, staved off a hot Wild Chickens squad, 12-10, to advance to the final. The Chickens, meanwhile, were turning heads as they battled their way to the semifinal following three consecutive games Sunday.
En route to the final on Sunday the Rowdies defeated Total Ice Ice Baby, the Wild Chickens and the Lakers, before the Lakers battled back through the consolation side of the draw to reach the final.
In the ‘B’ division final it was the Highlife edging the Arrows, 10-9, in a tight-knit contest.
The ‘C’ final saw the Giants, again, take a one-run victory, 12-11, over the Beer-O-Crats.
In the ‘D’ division final Status beat the Broke Millionaires, 9-7.
Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League president and player with the Rowdies, Linda Barbondy, said the tournament was the biggest in the league’s existence.
“Twenty-five teams is the biggest we’ve had,” Barbondy said. “It ran smoothly for the first and biggest tourney of the year.”
Coming up for the WLSPL is the 20th Annual Overlander Pub Slo-Pitch Tourney from June 20-22.